The university still draws a large proportion of its students from disadvantaged families in the local area “but there is no merit in plucking kids off council estates, and then seeing them all drop out, as we used to”, Cater says. He borrowed a concept from the US of a “sticky campus”. Edge Hill started doing small things to create deeper connection: putting sofas outside tutors’ offices, installing catering in all the lecture buildings, open-access IT everywhere. Then it created an arts centre and a sports centre and built 2,500 flats on site. Cater added faculty after faculty, each time increasing the student body. Retention rates at the university are now more than 90%. … [Read more...] about What next for England’s troubled universities?
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However, surely the hardest-done-by manager in history was the Bayern Munich boss Udo Lattek, also sacked by his paymasters on two occasions. “In 1975, after he had won three German championships in a row and the European Cup, a Bayern side full of tired World Cup winners only finished 10th in the league,” recalled Raphael Honigstein. “Legend has it he then told club president Wilhelm Neudecker that ‘things have to change’, only to receive the reply: ‘Yes, they have to: you’re fired!’ He was reappointed in 1983 and again won three German championships and two cups in four seasons. But the European Cup final defeat in 1987 exposed a fraught relationship with his players. The club ultimately blamed him for the 2-1 loss against Porto and he was sacked. Again.” … [Read more...] about Footballers too young to receive their man of the match champagne
And rather than have Brady regurgitate full sentences every time they entered the huddle, the Patriots trimmed it to a word. The title of concept. Each player was told to worry only about their job within that title name, Brady would take care of the rest. If you’re on the field and Brady calls “Circus”, you should know where to be and what to do, but Brady would make sure the other nine roles all fit together. … [Read more...] about Is QB the most taxing position in sports? It’s close enough to make no difference
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